This Makeup Artist Reveals The Truth Behind Alicia Keys Make-Up Free Policy

Publish Date
Thursday, 13 October 2016, 3:37PM

Alicia Keys is a well known R&B singer and recently she has been making headlines because of her strict make up free policy when she's on the red carpet, making TV show appearances and performing in concert.

But it turns out the stars make up free and bare face look actually requires a lot more effort than you would expect.

Dotti is a make-up artist for the celeb super stars including Alicia Keys, and she has just revealed her trade secrets with W magazine.

She revealed: "Alicia gets regular facials, does acupuncture and she eats healthy and exercises, she knows you have to invest internally for your skin to look great externally. It's about the choices she's making and the products she's using. It's the work of a good team."

"Right now, we're doing a lot of ice work to tighten skin, bring the blood to the surface. To basically give it the pop that you need, I stick a jade roller in ice, so it's basically freezing when I roll it over her skin. I really, really work into all those areas where I want blood and water and energy brought to the surface."

And if you did think the make-up free look was too good to be true you were right, because it turns out some make up is involved, just not the typical amount and layers celebs usually apply.

"Compared to the world of makeup, there is minimal. She's already powerful to look at, with those amazing Cleopatra-shaped eyes, and now we get to see them!" says Dotti, who admits that she fills her client's brows, enhances her freckles, applies self-tanning serum to her cheeks for glow and takes away shine using a matte powder.

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